layouts + ideas

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

First I am going to ask for a moment of silence for Paper Source.........{sorry I am blaming the pain meds}.......... okay I love Paper Source and I especially love the 50% off shelf in the back of the store. That is where the stickers came from and the card stock for my card this year {which I will post when it is in the mail... I can't share all my secrets..wink}. The 50% card stock might not be the 'perfect' color but it is 50% off and if you have a good stamp + photo + sticker any color will do. In this card layout I used the sticker to tack the photo down {which is sooo easy and much faster then using double sided tape or photo corners} and I got a great leaf stamp to embellish the bottom right corner.

This white fold over card is a total bargain. You can get 50 in a pack {with envelopes} at Micheal's...Look for it on the Martha isle.
{our first Christmas card photo, 2005}

On the back of the card I used my staples stamp {see post 'make a stamp'} and on the envelope I used the "leaf" & "For" stamp. Don't worry if the envelope is a mismatch... in fact the envelope is a good place to save money. You can get inexpensive envelopes online or at an office supply, give it a good stamp and you are good to go. No one ever saves the envelope. So easy, original & handmade.

Same stamp, same idea just different layout with photo corners. A little more time but I always love the way they turn out.

{Christmas photo, 2006}

For both of these cards I used 'wallet sized' photos, they fit any size card & look more custom because they are an unusual size. The only downside is that I have yet to find a photo processor that cuts them for you. Yes, I usually cut out each photo {I know a total waste of time} the layout with photo corners could work with a 4x6 but the one with a sticker will probably not hold up with a larger print.


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